|February 15, 2010|
FOROtv (English: "Forum TV") is a cable news television channel owned by Televisa. It is seen on most Mexican cable systems and full-time on two stations in Mexico, including XHTV-TDT in Mexico City, with selected programs airing on Televisa Regional and Televisa local stations. FOROtv is available on most Mexican cable and fiber-optic systems and the SKY Mexico satellite service, as well as on Dish Network, DirecTV and several national cable systems in the United States.
FOROtv launched on cable and satellite on February 15, 2010 and marked Televisa's return to the cable news business after operating the Noticias ECO service between 1988 and 2001. On August 30 of that year, it made its broadcast television debut when XHTV ditched its programming lineup aimed at Mexico City to carry FOROtv's programs.
Some of the programs on FOROtv currently include the following:
- Las Noticias con Erik Camacho (The News with Erik Camacho, 5 am morning newscast)
- Matutino Express (Morning Express, hosted by Esteban Arce)
- Paralelo 23 (23rd Parallel, hosted by Ana Lucia Ordonana)
- Noticias MX (News MX, anchored by Enrique Campos)
- A las Tres (At 3:00, anchored by Ana Paula Ordorica)
- Fractal (Factual, anchored by Ana Francisca Vega)
- Agenda Pública (Public Agenda with Mario Campos)
- En Una Hora (In an Hour with Eduardo Salazar and Jill Begovich)
- Hora 21 (The 21st Hour, anchored by Julio Patan)
- Es La Hora De Opinar (It's Time to Discuss with Leo Zuckermann)
- Oppenheimer Presenta (Oppenheimer Presents with Andres Oppenheimer)
FOROtv's programming is carried full-time on Mexico City's XHTV-TDT.
In January 2018, Televisa was approved to put FOROtv as a digital subchannel of six of its regional stations, primarily in northern Mexico. Another 18 stations (Guadalajara, Monterrey, San Luis Potosí, Morelia and Puebla, followed by Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Cuernavaca, León, Torreón, Toluca and Durango, then Acapulco, Coatzacoalcos, Culiacán, Mérida, Oaxaca, Querétaro, Saltillo and Xalapa) were added in early 2018.
FOROtv's lack of full-time stations, however, was traditionally supplemented by its use by Televisa's local partners and most Televisa Regional stations. Most of these stations only took selected newscasts in key dayparts. With Televisa shedding many of its local affiliate partners, these relationships have come to an end.
- Lucas, Nicolás (23 January 2018). "TV digital desata el boom de los canales de noticias en México". El Economista. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
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